Art Is My SaviourApril 26, 2021
Those that know me, know that Art is my therapy, more than that..it’s my meditation, my ray of light in a world of darkness..it’s my saviour..I spent years unable to articulate my thoughts and emotions but through my Art I found my voice..it’s a powerful thing to be able to speak your mind..in whatever way resonates with you.
It’s so true about philosophy, poetry and art being intertwined within an artists creativity, that’s definitely how I feel anyway. I keep a personal art journal in which I release my raw honest emotions, pure truth and brutal reality, through image form, which later I can look back at and reflect on, only can I then articulate how I felt at the time, what I was thinking about when I created the image, my deepest thoughts and honest emotions. I refer to it as my ‘artists diary’.
It’s the only way that I am able to release and verbalise my true experiences, and honest emotions, of which I would never normally expose or reveal. I used to keep everything bottled up inside and through my art, my poetry, my creativity, I found a way, which resonates with my soul, enabling me to express my true emotions, my true story. It was never intended to be seen by anyone but done purely for my own therapeutic benefit, for my own self preservation in a particularly dark, traumatic time.
However, now that I’m coming out of that darkness, I feel it may help others in some way, if they are able to relate, to know it’s ok to feel that way, to wonder those burning questions, to know that others feel the same deep dark thoughts, I want them to know..It will pass, I promise you that.